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Description: This micrograph shows the ductility of magnesium under tensile loading, manifested by elongated grains parallel to the applied loading. The zinc rich grain boundary phase is more brittle and at distances from the fracture surface shows cracking and formation of micro-voids.
Keywords: magnesium
Categories: Science approaches > Deformation & failure > Fracture
Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Metals & alloys > Magnesium & alloys
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Micro
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
R J Mitchell, Department of Engineering, University of Leicester
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 05 March 2003
Date added: 21 August 2009
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Resource ID: 1761